There seems to be a consensus these days that time is moving in unfamiliar ways... Our usual work and school routines have been disrupted and look very different due to COVID-19.
The markings of what makes a day, a week, month, are consistent only in nature.
We have a calendar here at the Good Supply, a few calendars actually. Each tracks different projects through blocks of time. A smaller weekly calendar sits on top of the monthly as a magnifier, you are here.
Our monthly calendar is the heart of our office. It is an omnipresent reminder of our message and keeps us from straying too far off course.
Our curator Catherine is an enthusiastic doodler. Days are marked in bright marker with little drawings scattered across the pages. Holidays, meetings, election days, birthdays, events - all have their own flare.
This year, however, the true art on those monthly pages was created by mandala artist and photographer Kathy Klein. We purchased her 2020 calendar Dānmālā, by Gladstone Media, at Rising Tide Food Coop in Damariscotta.
Each month features a new intricate mandala created entirely with elements from nature. Flower petals, stamens, leaves, shells, seeds, and rocks are arranged in a perfect outward reaching circle full of color and texture. The images are beautiful and grounding providing a vibrant place to land each morning to go over the day to come.
The Autumnal Equinox inspired us to create a mandala in reference to Kathy's work for the coming season. Fall in Maine is upon us, and the need for sweaters and wool hats in the barn is an honest reminder. The changing leaves and Fall flowers, along with treasures from the barn, helped us create our own offering. We focused on color, vibrancy, texture, and room to breathe.
Along with elements collected from our dooryard, we integrated pieces from eight artists: Enamel necklaces in mustard yellow oyster silhouette by Kate Mess, Porcelain palm-sized oval bowls by Monohonako, Sustainably-harvested wooden mosaic design tiles and cardinal doorstops by Maple Landmark, Recycled lobster rope garland by Cape Porpoise Trading Company, Iron 'S' hooks by Bitters Co., Crocheted silk and oxidized silver scalloped necklace by Bent Metal, Brass serving spoons by Erica Moody, and Beeswax birthday candles by Danica Design.
Here’s to finding a new rhythm and holding the golden light of the shortening days! Welcome Fall 2020!